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This post was edited by vincent01 at 2012-3-1 10:43|
Ladies, get off your butts.
A shocking new study found that even women who hit the gym every day can die young -- if they spend too much time on their backsides.
The study, published by the American Cancer Society, says women who sit on their bottoms for more than six hours a day increase their chance of dying by 37 percent over the course of the survey, even if they chain themselves to their treadmills.
Sitting, the study says, suppresses hormones that affect triglycerides and cholesterol, which could trigger heart disease.
"Even if you are active, sitting for long periods of time will impact your health, and you'll have a shorter life span," said Alpa Patel, the study's lead author. "Whether a person is sitting at a desk, or sitting on a couch, sitting for long periods of time is harmful."
The study followed 123,216 people for 14 years.
62: The average age of participants
37% of women who sit more than six hours a day had a higher rate of dying
94% of women who sit the longest were more likely to die
Take a stand, ladies!